MARCH 2024 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents,

Greetings.

School Holiday

School will officially close on Thursday, 28th March 2024 and commence on Wednesday 17th April 2024

Please note that Thursday,21st March 2024 is a public holiday.

Mini Exams

Please see exam timetable attached.

Please note the following:

  • Learners need only attend the sessions they are writing.
  • Learners must be at school 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam i.e. 8:30 and 11:30.
  • All learners must have the required stationery (including a calculator if required). All stationery must be in a clear plastic bag. No correction fluid/tippex is allowed. No borrowing of any stationery is allowed.
  • Appropriate school uniform is compulsory.

Textbooks

We apologise that we are experiencing a delay in receiving some of the textbooks. We request your patience and understanding. If you have not paid for textbooks/uniform as yet, please do so.

As from the end of February we will be charging R1 per copy from the textbook. Please send your hid with cash.

Uniform

We request that all children adhere to our basic dress code. Bottoms need to be plain either denim, navy, black, grey, or white. No brown, khaki, beige etc.

They may wear a plain white T-shirt or golf shirt (no exceptions). Only if we are waiting for a uniform order.

Please check that your child is in full school uniform before sending them to school to avoid any unnecessary consequences, such as being sent home to change.

Reports

Reports will be handed out on Friday, 17 April 2024. The final Term 1 mark will include cycle tests, class tests and the exams. Please let us know if you would like us to forward a copy via email.

Extra Time

If your child is writing Cambridge International exams in the Oct/Nov sitting and they need extra time, we require a motivation from a relevant specialist. This avoids your child being disadvantaged by the allocated time. Applications need to be submitted by the end of July. If the educational psychologist’s report is more than 2 years old, we need a motivation letter from a specialist. Preferably an Ed. Psych or a psychiatrist.

Updating Information

We request that all parent details be regularly updated, with email addresses and contact details to ensure that you receive all correspondence. We will provide your child with a hard copy of all correspondence if preferred.

Please note that we are missing documents needed for the enrolment forms. You will be emailed individually.

Please forward these documents as a matter of urgency.

School fees

Should school fees not be paid, your child may be suspended. Late payment fees will be charged on overdue accounts.

University Registration

Registrations for universities are open from 1st April. Applications are completed online and need to be finalised by the end of June. Should your child be required to write the NBT’s (National Benchmark Tests) they need to book in advance. The NBT assistance website is www.advantagelearn.com.

Should your child require preparation for the NBT’s please inform the school. The NBT maths is different and is taken from the CAPS, IEB and Cambridge syllabus.

Charity Park Care Nursing Centre

They are a non-profit Charitable Organisation for the elderly.

They are in need of the following products:

  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Pre-owned Clothing
  • Soups
  • Biscuits

Any of the above will be much appreciated.

Blood Drive

SANBS will be at school for blood donations. All those donating need to have eaten in the morning, be over 16 years of age and weigh over 50KG.

Anxiety Workshop

I would like to host a workshop to deal with stress and anxiety – especially around exams.

I need to know how many students will attend. The workshop will be hosted at school during school hours.

Please call the office if your child will be attending.

The cost of the workshop will be R600 per person.

 

Kind Regards 

Sue Parry

Principal

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